Lake in Winter
Rocky Mountain

Recreation & PFA


Repair IconNOTICE: The Old River Road boat ramp in Rome is currently closed for construction related repairs. Boaters or anglers may access the Coosa River from two other locations operated by Floyd County Lock and Dam Facility and also Brushy Branch. Any questions may be directed to Jeff Bishop, Boating Access Coordinator at 706-557-3235.

Rocky Mountain PFA

Lake in Winter
Rocky Mountain
Recreation & PFA

The Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area is located near the Chattahoochee National Forest and offers 2 lakes totaling 559 acres. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, crappie, and walleye.

Heath Lake is open the 1st–10th of each month and there is now a slot limit on largemouth bass. All largemouth bass 14"–20" must be released immediately. There is still a creel limit of 5 fish, only one of which can be over 20".

It is illegal to possess alcoholic beverages anywhere on the area. No one may rappel, rock climb or hang glide.

This PFA has archery hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. Waterfowl hunting is allowed on Antioch Lake and Heath Lake and hunters may use firearms. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information.

New! Catch a big fish at a Public Fishing Area and you may be eligible for an Angler Award or even a PFA Record award. Learn more about Angler Awards.

Accommodations & Facilities

  • Rocky Mountain Archery Range
  • Beach
  • Bike Trails
  • Boat Ramps
  • Campsites — RV, tent, & group primitive sites
  • Fishing Docks Accessibility Icon
  • Fishing Jetties
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Shelters (reservations only)
  • Restrooms Accessibility Icon
  • Parking Accessibility Icon


  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching — not allowed before 10 a.m. during turkey season
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby Properties


Map Icon Interactive Map

Calendar Icon Regulations

Fishing Lure Icon Fishing Guide


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Phone Numbers

Main Office 706-802-5087

Fees & Passes

Water Access

  • Fishing License


  • Daily Parking Pass: $5
    (The Georgia State Park's ParkPass and Lands Pass are not accepted at Rocky Mountain. Please use pay kiosks, exact change only. The beach entrance kiosk also accepts credit cards.)
  • Annual Parking Pass: $30

Purchase License